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Old 11-05-2011, 05:34 PM   #1
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Hi, I have been told I have BPPV. I went for therapy and had the Epley manuver. Couple days later I went back and the therapist said the crystals were back where they belong. My question is I only have vertigo when laying on my back and left side. Sometimes when I sneeze I'll feel lightheaded. I suppose it's from jarring my head when sneezing. I don't have vertigo when looking up or looking down like some people are saying they have this. Is it possible to have BPPV and only have it when laying down?

 
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Re: Bppv

If you have BPPV, then the crystals will be in the canal all the time. It is not physiologically possible to only have it when laying down due to the canal shape.

If you have no nystagmus during the hallpix dix test, then the sneezing symptoms are not related to BPPV.

 
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:57 AM   #3
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Re: Bppv

I did have nystagmus during the hallpix dix test. I checked online that said activities that bring on symptoms will vary in each person. It also stated some people will have the dizziness when looking up. I quess I'm one of the lucky ones that did not have an attack when looking up or down.

 
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Re: Bppv

You have different canals in your ear, mostly BPPV happens in the posterior, but could be in another.

Yes, it's possible to have vertigo when you're lying on your back or left side and not on the right or standing or tilting..depends where the crystals are stuck. You could be having a sludge moving back and forth and not a crystal, and it could be stuck to the cupula and not in the canal.

or...you're having it in your other ear.

Feeling light headed when sneezing seems plausible....it could be that you have eustachian tube dysfunction at the same time, or when your head moves sharply, your brain is picking up the movement and compensating for the slight impairment from your canals..

What ear were you originally diagnosed in?

I would suggest you do the Epley yourself. If you know which ear (I'm assuming the left since you react to the left), have your head turned to the left to begin with.

I would also suggest you take Sudafed and see if that helps. I use the store-brand pseudephedrine 60mg tabs and cut them in half..or if I'm having an attack, I take a whole.

As well, using a Neti Pot to help keep things in your sinuses clear will help.

When I'm "off", my vision can affect to feel light headed. It's related to the BPPV, not another issue...but all works together regarding messages sent to the brain.

You could also check out the Semont maneuver...if you have the crystals stuck on the cupula, that works well.

Hope you feel better soon.

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Re: Bppv

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I did have nystagmus during the hallpix dix test. I checked online that said activities that bring on symptoms will vary in each person. It also stated some people will have the dizziness when looking up. I quess I'm one of the lucky ones that did not have an attack when looking up or down.
It sounds like your specialist was able to resolve the BPPV and nystagmus. I would revisit your specialist and have a hallpike dix test again because its possible that you have a recurrence. If you dont currently have nystagmus during the hallpike dix, then BPPV is not the cause of any symptoms that you might still be experiencing.

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